by Wade Queen
CHAD NICHOLSThe man wanted for a gas station robbery in Louisa earlier this week and is the prime suspect in the robbery of a tobacco shop in Pike County was finally arrested and taken into custody by law enforcement.
Chad A. Nichols, 31, of Lovely, Ky in Martin County was apprehended early Friday evening at 7:47 P.M. by the Martin County Sheriff Office. The arresting officer was Deputy Cook - badge no.# 47.
Nichols was wanted for the unarmed robbery at the 32 BP in Louisa late Sunday evening Dec. 21; and he is being investigated for a similar robbery at the Fast-Lane Discount Tobacco in South Williamson, Ky, Monday evening Dec 22.
For now Nichols is charged with 1 count of ROBBERY, 2ND DEGREE and 1 count of PERSISTENT FELONY OFFENDER, 1ST DEGREE.
More details to follow as soon as their available........
The Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville are investigating a robbery Monday evening at the Fast-Lane Discount Tobacco in South Williamson, Ky, that may be connected to a robbery a day earlier in Louisa, Ky due to nearly identical descriptions of the suspect, the suspect's actions, and the suspect's getaway vehicle.
Troopers say the suspect man came in the store and then waited for the cashier to open the register. They say he then removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the drawer.
They say he fled the area in a blue Jeep Liberty. The man did not show a weapon.
The suspect was approximately 6 foot tall and 150 pounds. He was wearing a brown hooded jacket, and an orange toboggan.
The description of the suspect is similar to the person wanted for a robbery at a gas station in Louisa Sunday night.In that robbery, troopers at the Ashland Post say an arrest warrant has been issued for Chad A. Nichols, 31, of Lovely, Ky. in that robbery.
Investigators say Nichols entered the store and purchased an item. When the clerk opened the register, investigators say the Nichols reached in and removed the cash. He then left the store in a blue Jeep Liberty.
Both KSP posts, along with other local law enforcement agencies are working together in the investigations of both cases, but are not ready to yet at this time to clearly say that both robberies were committed by Nichols.
The Kentucky State Police is asking the public for any information relating to both robberies. Callers may remain anonymous and can call the Kentucky State Police Post in Ashland at 606-928-6421, or the KSP post in Pikeville at 606-433-7711.
Monday, 22 December 2014 23:23 - written by Wade Queen
CHAD A. NICHOLS
The Kentucky State Police in Ashland is seeking the public's assistance in locating a wanted fugitive from Martin County who was involved in a weekend robbery of gas station convience store in Lawrence County.
Nichols' vehicleOn Sunday December 21, 2014, the Kentucky State Police Post 14 in Ashland received a report of a Robbery at the 32 BP in Louisa, KY.
A male subject, later identified as Chad A. Nichols, age 31, of Lovely, Ky, entered the store and purchased an item.When the cashier opened the register, Nichols removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the drawer. He fled the area in what is believed to be a blue Jeep Liberty. Nichols did not brandish a weapon and there were no injuries as a result of the snatch-grab and run robbery. On December 22, 2014 an arrest warrant was issued for the following:
Chad A. Nichols, age 31, of Lovely, KY Robbery 2nd Degree - The Kentucky State Police is asking the public for any information relating to this case or the location of Chad A. Nichols. Callers may remain anonymous and can call the Kentucky State Police at 606-928-6421.The investigation is ongoing by Detective David Boarman
Contact:Trooper First Class Michael Murriell
Public Affairs OfficerPost 14 Ashland
by Elizabeth Moore
LOUISA, Ky. - On Monday December 8, 2014 the Lawrence County Sheriff's office and the Louisa Police Department went to a residence on 3rd Street to attempt a parole warrant service on Johnathon Young, 36, of Louisa.
Jonathan Youngjohnni N WattsUpon arrival Young tried to hide from the officers. Deputy Mason Keefer and Officer Hunter James located Young and found that while he was trying to hide that he had thrown several syringes and other paraphernalia. In the area Young was hiding the officers also located two bags containing multiple items used to cook meth. The items were found to be their cook kits.
After investigation it was learned that Young along with Johnni Watts, 27, of Louisa had cooked meth just prior to the officer’s arrival and this was confirmed by items found in the trash and the bags.
Both subjects were arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine with more charges pending. Deputy Keefer is in charge of the investigation. Sgt. Ed Cordle with the Louisa Police Department, Deputy Bowen and Deputy Wheeler assisted.
After being decontaminated at TRMC the subjects were transported and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville.
Anyone with information on subjects making meth are asked to call the Sheriff's Office or the Louisa Police Department and as always they can remain anonymous.
Lawrence County couple arrested in domestic incident
by Wade Queen
A Lawrence County couple was arrested early Tuesday morning, each charged with domestic violence. Edwin FordLindsay FordEdwin A. Ford, 38, of Louisa, was arrested December 9, 2014 at 3:21 A.M. by deputy Dwayne Bowen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department and charged with: ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY.
Lindsay Ford, 26, of Louisa, was arrested December 9, 2014 at 3:26 A.M. by deputy Dwayne Bowen of the Lawrence County Sheriff Department and charged with: ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR INJURY.
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